Serve in September!


Serve DC – The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism is excited to present volunteer opportunities for you to serve in September 2016.
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202 Arts & Music Festival

Join the DC Commission on Arts & Humanities on Saturday, September 10 from 9 am to 10 pm at Canal Park to volunteer for the 202 Arts & Music Festival, a full day of arts and music activities that the entire family can enjoy. The 202 Music & Arts Festival will feature live performances, art exhibitions, interactive workshops and more.

We need volunteers to assist with setting up, staffing the information station, distributing pamphlets, greeting attendees, and providing giveaways. There will be three volunteer shifts: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, and 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Performers will include George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Black Alley Band, Amadou Koyate, DJ D-MAC, Sin Miedo, and more.

Register here: Volunteer for the 202 Arts & Music Festival

For more information, please contact:

Antoine Battle
Office: 202-729-1459 | Email: antoine.battle@dc.gov

9/11 Day of Service at Fort Battery Ricketts

Please join the Washington DC Service Platoons and The National Park Service as we honor the brave men and women who answered the call to action on 9/11 with a day of service and camaraderie. An historic and iconic community park has fallen into disrepair and we need your help to bring it back to life!

Volunteers will have the following tasks: removing broken picnics tables and concrete chess boards, clearing trash and debris from surrounding trails, demolishing concrete pillars and water foundations, and constructing outdoor fitness equipment.

Register here: 9/11 Day of Service at Fort Battery Ricketts

For more information, please contact:

Isha Foster-Lee
Office: ishaf.lee

National Book Festival

The 16th annual National Book Festival sponsored by the Library of Congress will take place on Saturday, September 24 from 9 am to 10 pm at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center located at 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C. The Festival celebrates literacy and literature, bringing together best-selling authors and illustrators with thousands of book lovers and avid readers, and is made possible, in part, through the efforts of over 1000 committed volunteers. We hope you will consider joining our effort as a volunteer. To learn more about this pre-eminent literary event, please visit the Festival’s official website.

All Volunteers must meet two requirements. First, Volunteers must commit to at least one 4 ½ hour shift,and second, all volunteers must attend a mandatory briefing session (the dates. times and locations are set forth below.) At the briefing session you will receive your volunteer assignment, a detailed instruction packet, and a Festival T-shirt that identifies you as a volunteer. You must attend one session; we do not need to know in advance which session you will attend.

If you wish to Volunteer, please register by clicking here to fill out the Google Submission Form. Once you submit the Form, you will receive a confirmation email within 24 to 48 hours. (If you are unable to access this link, please email antoine.battle@dc.gov ask that we send you the form in an email format.)

Thank you for your time, and we look forward to making a difference with you.

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